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Ginsberg Mexico City Blues July 1988


Published July 1, 1988


Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist.


Reviews

Reviewer: squirrel99 - - July 23, 2008
Subject: Ginsberg - Kerouac class
Great recording! I don't know where else I would ever hear Kerouac reading his own work. Thank you!
Reviewer: Blank - - October 1, 2007
Subject: "the sound in your mind..."
about 20+ minutes of Jack Kerouac reading in the middle.

0: Allen discusses impact and critical reception of Kerouac's work.
18:55 1959 Keroauc reading Deadbelly and others
43:00: Allen resumes discussion about conditions Mex City Bls was written in "big cup of black coffee..."
45: Mind is Shapely, reads 195th chorus
49:50: 146th chorus
53:30: 63rd chorus
54: 49th chorus
57:50: 18th chorus
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